Get Out and Vote!

I don’t care if you’re a Republicrat or a Demican. I don’t care if your idea of a Tea Party involves Sarah Palin and Moose antlers or the cast of La Cage Aux Folles and a pot of Earl Grey. I don’t care if your party is colored Green, Purple or Mauve. I don’t care if you’re Right Wing, Left Wing or the flipping bird in the middle.

What I do care about, and what I hope you care about, is the fact that this country’s crying out for some sanity. There are very serious issues to consider and, if you want to make your voice heard on them, you must vote. Not scream on talk radio, not wave inflammatory signs, just vote.

Each vote cast is akin to a voice in a choir. While individually they may not garner attention, once fully throated they become a sound that can not be denied. You must add your voice to that choir.

I can remind you that Thomas Jefferson is credited with saying “The government you elect is government you deserve.”

I can remind you that H.L. Mencken said basically the same thing, but possibly better, “People deserve the government they get, and they deserve to get it good and hard.”

I can remind you that Winston Churchill once said “It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.”

I can remind you of lots of stuff.

Despite what you may have heard on some television or radio shows, we still live in a democracy. That means you still have a legal right in saying how our government is formed and a clear voice is saying what actions it should take.

Voting should never be seen as some burdensome duty or musty obligation. It is your right and it is a right that was bought and paid for with the blood of millions of dead Americans over the years. That is a very high price to pay for you to sit around naked in a beanbag eating cheese puffs. The least you could do is show that you were worthy of the cost.

So, get of your dead ass and vote. Tomorrow is the last day you can and the polling places are easy enough to find.

Chicago Polling Locations.

I’m Bill McCormick and I approve this message.

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